Tens of Thousands Displaced Amid Severe Flooding in Philippines
Posted by feww on February 18, 2012
Floods and landslides plague Philippines Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao
Seven days of continuous rain has left dozens of municipalities deluged, as authorities declare a state of calamity in the town of Jabonga, Agusan del Norte.
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- Philippines. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced amid severe flooding which has plagued three major regions in the Philippines.
- Seven days of continuous rain have triggered floods and landslides that have swamped dozens of municipalities in large parts of the Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao.
- The authorities have declared a state of calamity in the town of Jabonga, Agusan del Norte, said a report.
- “Meanwhile, Alert Level 1 was raised by the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) Thursday over the the cities of Surigao, Butuan and the provinces of Dinagat, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island and other areas of Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) following the continuous rains that began last Saturday,” said a report.
- Floods have severely affected at least 4,000 others in Regions VIII (Eastern Visayas), X (Northern Mindanao) and XIII (Caraga), with 3,000 moved to evacuation centers, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.
- Meanwhile, landslides occurred in dozens of villages in Leyte and Kahupian, burying several bridges, reports said.
- At least 5 people have been killed so far as a result of the extreme weather events, early reports said.
- Heavy flooding in Daguitan River, Dulag, Leyte (Leyte Province is located in the Eastern Visayas region) caused power outages in many parts of the province, said the Philippines Information Agency, a government organization.
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